Construction of new Semanggi overpass to take only a month

February 28, 2017, The Jakarta Post

The planned additional overpass on the side of Jl. Gatot Subroto, as a part of the development of the Semanggi traffic cloverleaf in Central Jakarta, is set to be finished within a month, a contractor has said.

“The overpass to the Jakarta police headquarters has been under construction since yesterday. We estimate that it will be finished within a month,” deputy general manager of the Semanggi interchange Dani Widiatmoko was quoted by on Wednesday.

Dani said that the project was hampered by traffic congestion around the area that meant the contractor was only able to work at night.

“We only have six hours to lift the segment box girder. We can only lift one segment box girder at a time in a day,” he said.

The segment box girders, which is 80 meters long, will be lifted with a special lever while to connect the flyovers, the contractor will use the crane, Dani said.

He added that the elevated road would be decorated with special light to give it the appearance of a cloverleaf or semanggi.

The flyover gate will also be designed with a cloverleaf picture while the front side would be decorated with the city’s icon, Gigi Balong.

The construction of the Semanggi interchange, which will pass Plaza Semanggi, the Jakarta Police headquarters, Sultan Hotel and Wisma Mulia, is expected to be finished in August this year.

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